31st July, 2022
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has disclosed its inability to solely raise the $100,000 ransom for two abducted Nollywood actors; Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel.
Mr Emeka Rollas, the AGN President, stated this in an interview with Sunday Scoop.
According to him, the guild cannot set aside funds to pay the ransom as it is yet to pay medical bills for ailing actors.
Rollas said, “The Actors Guild of Nigeria cannot set apart funds for rescuing kidnapped actors, because we have not even set aside funds to help ailing actors.
The insecurity in the nation is affecting everybody, not only actors. We are liaising with the family. It is not the guild that is supposed to provide the money.
“Right now, we are still brainstorming on what to do, while the security operatives are also doing their jobs. We have already taken a proactive step to say that actors should not go to the outskirts of town to shoot films.
“Even the ones who are filming in cities should ensure that they have adequate security” he added.
Meanwhile, the AGN President confirmed that no ultimatum was made for the payment of the ransom.